Mayor Doubles Down on Competitors
In tonight’s primary election for mayor of Superior, incumbent Bruce Hagen outpaced the field of five by a great margin, finishing with 56% of the total vote, beating his closest competitor, County Commissioner Jim Paine, who received 15% of the votes cast.
A light turnout of under 3000 voters, was enough to give Mayor Hagen an overwhelming win despite the number of competitors for the mayoral post. His supporters gathered at the Elk’s Club in Superior Tuesday evening to toast his victory, and he was visibly excited by the win.
Hagen moves on to the April 7th general election, where he will face his closest competitor Jim Paine to see who becomes the next mayor of Superior. Paine supporters told Explore Superior that he has already received assurances from the three candidates who did not advance to the general election that they will support his candidacy for mayor. Should that happen, the race could tighten in the coming weeks.
The vote totals for each candidate are shown below.
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